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Reporting to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, the Research Data Analyst provides foundational expertise in research data management, analysis, and methodology needed for supporting The King’s University’s assessment and research projects, data collection, and decision-support services. The person in the position will combine a passion for research design with experience in managing and improving on quantitative data assets and processes. 



The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.


Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Leads the technical development of data collection tools, including the use of customized code for supporting institutional research needs.
  • Leads effort to automate data analysis needs in support of templated research products and services.
  • Leads the development of interactive data visualization, self-service reports, and dashboards that give internal end-users the ability to monitor, analyze, develop action plans, and improve operational plans.
  • Leads the development and routine maintenance of standards for survey design (institutional surveys and course evaluations) and sampling.
  • Advises on dataset formatting needs in all institutional databases, as well as data integration needs.
  • Reviews all institution-level products and publications for appropriate analyses and statistical content, including infographics and data visuals used to communicate to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Respond to and prepares deliverables for ad hoc analysis requests from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manages a budget and ensures effective use of fiscal resources.
  • Identifies and recommends policies and procedures related to the research operational practices of the University; plans and implements new operating procedures and research-based technology to advance and improve service quality and efficiency of service delivery.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and participate in special projects as assigned.


University-Wide Responsibilities

  • Model core organizational beliefs and values; communicate openly and effectively within and across departments. Establish and maintain professional communication and ensure that all interactions are supportive, courteous, and respectful (TKU Social Covenant).
  • Utilize effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly both internally and publicly.
  • Participate in professional development activities that are aligned with university, departmental and individual goals.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required by governing entities (DOE, TRACS, ABHE, etc.); file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Comply with all policies, operating procedures, legal requirements, and verbal and written directives.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, economics, computer science, mathematics, or related field or bachelor’s with equivalent experience.
  • Master’s degree preferred.



  • 2-3 years’ experience in institutional research in a higher education context.
  • Experience with data visualization platforms (e.g., Tableau, Microsoft BI).
  • Experience and use of computer software packages commonly used in survey research (e.g., Survey Monkey, Alchemer, Qualtrics, CoursEval, etc).
  • 3-5 years’ experience with standard statistical techniques such as linear regression models, linear mixed models, clustering, m factor analysis, time-service models, and power/sample size estimation, data mining.
  • Experience with statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS) is preferred.



  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Planning and Organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-Starter
  • Problem solving
  • Data Analysis
  • Aptitude for technology
  • System Thinking


Other Requirements

  • Criminal Background Verification



  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Lift up to 25 lbs.

Institution Description

The King’s University (TKU) is an accredited, Spirit-empowered, evangelical university located in Southlake, Texas. TKU offers students a complete educational experience by combining higher education with practical ministry experience within dynamic local churches. This complete educational experience prepares and equips students to serve in the local church, the marketplace, and around the world.

Dr. Jack Hayford, founder of The King’s University, and Pastor Robert Morris, lead senior pastor of Gateway Church, cultivated a unique partnership, in that Dr. Hayford served as an apostolic elder of Gateway Church, and Pastor Robert currently serves as the chancellor for The King’s University. Dr. Hayford and Pastor Robert shared the value of excellence and professionalism in their vision to train men and women for the work of the kingdom wherever God gives them influence. This shared vision led to the creation of The King’s University at Gateway Church.

TKU’s dynamic learning environment and Spirit-empowered community enable its students to learn, develop skills and talents, and grow in relationships with fellow students, faculty, and with the Lord.


Benefits will be discussed in interview process.
Application Due Date: 2023-11-30
Job Start Date: 2023-09-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Southlake
State/Province/Region: TX
Institution: The King's University
Reports To: The Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Assessment

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